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Six Democratic congressmen presented 5 articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday, adding to the growing list of congressmen calling for his removal.

Why it matters: With 40% of Americans supporting impeachment, according to an August poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, there will likely more efforts to impeach the president. Impeachment requires a majority of House members, and no Republicans have publicly supported efforts for impeachment.

The list of Democrats on impeachment
  1. Al Green (Texas) first called for impeachment of Donald Trump in May on the House floor. He also unveiled articles of impeachment last month and attempted to rush a vote, which never happened, and is currently involved in the latest articles of impeachment offered by a group of six Democratic House members. In his articles from last month, Green claimed that the President "is fueling an alt-right hate machine" that's "causing immediate injury to American society.
  2. Brad Sherman (Calif.) unveiled an article of impeachment in July, which claimed that Trump had committed an obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey during the FBI's investigation into Russian-Trump campaign collusion.
  3. Maxine Waters (Calif.) just last week led a crowd in "impeach him" chants, and has called for Trump's impeachment several times since he took office.
  4. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) is among the House members who presented the articles of impeachment on November 15. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said.
  5. Luis Gutierrez (IL) is among the House members who presented the articles of impeachment on November 15. Gutierrez posted a photo of the resolution on Twitter.
  6. Adriano Espaillat (NY)is among the House members who presented the articles of impeachment on November 15.
  7. Marcia Fudge (OH) is among the House members who presented the articles of impeachment on November 15.
  8. John Yarmuth (KY) is among the House members who presented the articles of impeachment on November 15.
  9. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said earlier in November that she believes Trump has committed "significant constitutional impeachable violations" and suggested that movements toward impeachment should be made in the House.

Where Republicans stand: While Republicans haven't publicly supported impeachment efforts, two have at least suggested that Trump could be impeached.

  1. Justin Amash (R-MI) suggested in May that Trump might be impeached if the reports about his pressuring James Comey to "let Flynn go" were true.
  2. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) compared Trump's pressuring of Comey in the Flynn investigation to Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton's obstruction of justice cases on CNN in May.

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How long it’s taken to confirm Supreme Court justices

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Data: Axios research, U.S. Supreme Court, Supreme Court Historical Society; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

It takes a U.S. president an average of 70 days from the date a Supreme Court seat is vacated to nominate a replacement, according to data from the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Why it matters: With news outlets reporting liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's plans to retire, Democrats will be looking to confirm President Biden's nominee with enough time to refocus the national political debate ahead of the midterms.

Updated 27 mins ago - Science

Blizzard likely to hit New England this weekend as "bomb cyclone" forms

Computer model projection of the precipitation and wind field from the weekend storm in the Northeast. (Earth.nullschool.net)

A powerful blizzard is likely to strike parts of New England and the Mid-Atlantic beginning Friday and lasting into the weekend, with snow totals that are likely to be measured in feet.

The big picture: The joining of weather systems embedded in both the polar, or northern branch, of the jet stream and the southern branch is projected to create a bomb cyclone. Such storms undergo a process known as bombogenesis, with their minimum central air pressure readings plunging at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.

Schumer vows to confirm Breyer replacement "with all deliberate speed"

Chuck Schumer. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer responded Wednesday to reports that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, commending his time on the bench and promising to confirm President Biden's nominated replacement "with all deliberate speed."

Why it matters: The opportunity to appoint a new Supreme Court justice will be one of the longest-lasting pieces of Biden's legacy and could energize Democrats ahead of the midterms.

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